Linda Wisbey, age 54, has found success later in life, bringing locals a new workout to complement the Gold Coast’s laid back lifestyle, fulfilling a lifelong dream. A Broadbeach Waters local of 22 years, Linda’s passion for health and wellness led her to take a risk and open her own KX Pilates studio on the Gold Coast. Determined to pave the way to her own success, Linda left behind a steady job as a Bookkeeper, to pursue her passion in fitness.
Followed by a career as a Weight Loss Consultant at Jenny Craig, and PT and Pilates instructor at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, Linda thought she had mastered all fitness trends until one KX Pilates class led her to become her own boss. “A friend in Melbourne told me about KX Pilates, so I flew to Sydney to meet with the owner, KX Pilates Master Trainer and Founder, Aaron Smith, and try a class in Surry Hills. One class was all it took – I was addicted. From then on, I knew the Coast needed this form of fitness and it was the perfect venture to pursue my dream of owning my own fitness studio,” says Linda.
Linda says taking a risk to invest in a franchise has paid off by allowing her to achieve the balance she desired. “It’s always a risk investing in anything. Coming from a steady income, to putting it all on the line to invest in your own venture or franchise is daunting, but well worth it. I now make my own hours, achieve the life I always strived for and I get to work in an industry I’m passionate about.
Linda says KX Pilates is the fitness trend Gold Coasters crave. “The lifestyle is like no other. I knew KX would be a great business opportunity because it complements all areas of fitness, whether you are a runner, a swimmer or a surfer, by strengthening and stabilising core muscles. It’s perfect for the locals, offering a high-performance workout in 50 minutes, so they can get back outdoors.”
Linda credits her studio’s success to creating a welcoming and friendly environment for her clients. Her advice for anyone looking for a career change at any age is to be prepared to put in the effort and have a true passion.
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